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UI/UX contractor currently working in Manchester, UK on government project for French international transport/software corp


Mar
6
comment Which colours to expose users to at the beginning or, during, and at the end of a shift
Thanks for your answer @Pdxd - we've implemented theme changing and the idea is we make themes related to films etc to add a bit of personality. I like the idea of the sky colours - might get that one made and leave it running all day and keep checking - cheers!
Mar
5
asked Which colours to expose users to at the beginning or, during, and at the end of a shift
Feb
27
comment Touchscreens in car consoles
Good point @Dar - there's a big difference in the target market for after market systems. People only opt-in to those, so whilst some (you or I) might find them easier to use and a better user experience others (our Grandparents) might find them more complex. This is fine, as the manufacturers are simply choosing to not sell in to those markets. In the scenario one cannot decide on the infotainment unit all tastes must be catered for. Paul raises a good point and the quote is spot on. Solution? Maybe we can be offered opt. B software on our opt. A units?
Feb
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
26
comment Touchscreens in car consoles
@Paul - completely agree with your summary there. Automotive looks at the consumer mobile device world with it's cool product videos and cult following and thinks "I want to be like that" - the Audi system in my previous car was completely non-touchscreen. It had a clickwheel and a set of contextual buttons whose values were on screen. Perfect! Your point about looking away is spot on. "Hey TJH, hows your Tesla?" "Oh actually, Paul, I crashed it and lost my legs because I was using a touch-screen web browser at 100mph! Oops!"
Feb
26
comment Touchscreens in car consoles
@Paul I hate to sound like a prude but I think multi modal inputs are the best solution for now. The tactile feedback and lack of requirement for a certain level of dexterity make it the closest thing to a panacea. This concept looks ace and could be further developed. The guys where I used to work are developing some ace stuff but I don't think it's as ground breaking as the people who like this are going to hope for! :)
Feb
26
comment Touchscreens in car consoles
Thanks @RogerAttrill - I've got an amazing idea in my head now to film it in a zombie apocalypse setting using a Merc G-Wagon :) Gunshots instead of calm music! :)
Feb
26
revised Touchscreens in car consoles
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Feb
26
comment Touchscreens in car consoles
P.S. not everybody has 3 fingers...
Feb
26
answered Touchscreens in car consoles
Dec
19
asked Removing an account/user from scope
Jul
9
awarded  Yearling
Mar
2
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
15
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
11
accepted Testing OK/Cancel buttons
Oct
9
comment Testing OK/Cancel buttons
Thanks Julia, I'm actually looking for info relating to the testing of the buttons. I have seen that page though and it's very good. If it hasn't already been posted consider posting it on ux.stackexchange.com/questions/1072/ok-cancel-on-left-right
Oct
4
comment What should be ideal date on calendar icon?
Agree with @DA01 if I'm honest. I think it's only pedants who would notice and we all work in UX already!
Oct
4
comment Testing OK/Cancel buttons
Thanks for the informative response, Michael. Do you know of any good tools I can use to record the test that might help with measuring response time too?
Oct
4
comment Testing OK/Cancel buttons
Excellent points - in this case I've actually changed all the buttons from OK/Cancel to more descriptive exactly the same as the examples you've given, e.g. Save/Cancel, Confirm Delete/Do not delete etc. - but a well raised point all the same!
Oct
4
comment Testing OK/Cancel buttons
Excellent comment, +1, and will update the question with info requested.